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Neb. legislative committee advances workplace discrimination bill

Monday, March 31, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers could get a chance this year to debate a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

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La. lawmakers: Housing discrimination against LGBT people is still OK

Monday, March 31, 2014
Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, La. --- Louisiana lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Conn. city says there was no bias against transgender police officer

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Francesca Quaranta
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

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Lesbian couple’s 3-year-old son rejected by Texas school for having two moms

Friday, March 28, 2014
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BEDFORD, Texas -- A lesbian couple in Bedford, Texas claim their son was turned away from a local Montessori school because he had two moms.

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Christian school says 8-year-old girl looks and acts too much like a boy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Jill Nance, The News & Advance (AP)
Sunnie Kahle, 8, recently withdrew from Timberlake Christian School in Forest, Va. after the school sent a letter asking her to either dress and act more feminine or not enroll again because she looked too much like a boy.
TIMBERLAKE, Va. -- An 8-year-old girl in Timberlake, Va., is has been yanked from a Christian school after her grandparents received a warning letter that the girl's appearance "confused" other students as to whether she was a girl or a boy.

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Mayor skips Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade over exclusion of gay vets

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Martin Walsh
BOSTON — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is skipping the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday because organizers are excluding a group of gay veterans.

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Indiana bakery latest to tell same-sex couples: ‘No cake for you’

Friday, March 14, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS — A same-sex couple claims an Indiana bakery discriminated against them when it refused to bake a cake for their commitment ceremony.

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Mo. House committee hears testimony on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination bill

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri House Committee on Thursday heard testimony on the proposed Missouri Non-discrimination Act (MONA). The bill, HB 1930, would sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Statute, which currenlty prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race, biological sex and familial status.

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Miss. House approves dramatically altered ‘religious freedom’ bill

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Mississippi state capitol in Jackson.
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi House vote 80 to 37 Wednesday evening to approve a dramatically altered “religious freedom” bill that simply calls for a joint House-Senate Judiciary committee to prepare a report “regarding proposed legislation that protects the religious freedoms of the citizens of the State of Mississippi.” The report is due December 31.

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Arizona governor’s staff worked on religious freedom bill with proponents

Monday, March 10, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)
PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's staff worked with proponents of a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays before the legislation was introduced in January, according to emails released by her office.

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